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From The Pampas To The End Of The World Tour

Country: Argentina
City: Ushuaia
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

From The Pampas to the End of the World: Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn, El Calafate, El Chalten, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires.

12 Days / 11 Nights

Day 1- BUENOS AIRES

Arrival, reception at the International Airport of Ezeiza, and private transfer with English speaking guide to your hotel

2 nights of accommodation in a superior room at PESTANA HOTEL 4* - Breakfast Included

Half-day classic Buenos Aires city tour: Which begins in the center of the city visiting the main square, Plaza de Mayo, the Government Building or the Pink House (Casa de Gobierno or Casa Rosada), the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), the City Hall (Cabildo), and the Colon Theatre (Teatro Colón). We visit the most important neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, such as the traditional San Telmo; La Boca, the original place of settlement of Italian immigrants; Puerto Madero with its famous restaurants; the residential Palermo; and finally, the elegant Recoleta. Excursion in private service with English speaking guide.

Lunch not included

Tango show and dinner with wines and soft drinks

After relaxing at your hotel, we ask you to dress in elegant sports clothes and wait for your transfer at the lobby of the hotel.

Depending on the location of your hotel, our vehicle will pick you up at around 18:30 and will take you to La Ventana Tango.

Our dancers will receive you with a drink and will take you to our dancing school for a 1 hour shared tango lesson in Spanish and English. After the lesson, we will invite you to our dining room. Once at your table, you will choose your 3 steps dinner "A la carte", your option of red or white wine or soft drinks, and mineral water. After the meal, the show will start with 2 live tango orchestras, 2 folk shows, and an opera surprise. At around 23:30 the show will be over returning to the hotel before midnight

Day 2- BUENOS AIRES

Day at Leisure

Lunch and dinner not included

Optional Rancho Day at Estancia Santa Susana (or similar)

In Los Cardales, province of Buenos Aires it’s located Estancia Santa Susana. During this day you will enjoy an Experience full of Argentinian traditions and a classic Argentinian barbecue. At your arrival, you will be welcome to classic Argentinian empanadas and wine. You will have a guided tour of the museum and chapel, horse riding, tango show, and folklore and creole skills.

Reception with local turnovers and drinks, BBQ lunch with beverages, and afternoon mate tea snack with local pastries.

Day 3- BUENOS AIRES - TRELEW - PUERTO MADRYN

After breakfast, private transfer with driver only to our domestic airport for your flight to Trelew. (REL)

Reception at the airport of Trelew, transfer in regular service to your hotel in Puerto Madryn

2 nights of accommodation in a standard room at DAZZLER PUERTO MADRYN 4* - Breakfast Included

Lunch and dinner not included

Day 4- PUERTO MADRYN - PENINSULA VALDES - PUERTO MADRYN

Full day Península de Valdés excursion: We start visiting the Peninsula de Valdés reserve and the interpretation center located in the Carlos Ameghino Isthmus. Then we continue to find the place where all embarkations depart for the famous "whales watching navigation". 4 kilometers away from Puerto Pirámide we find Punta Pirámide.

We continue our excursion to Caleta Valdés, a cove with little islands containing a large variety of fauna. Later, we continue to Punta Cantor, and then Punta Norte which is a place known because of its sea lions, sea elephants, and birds. To finish this trip we go to Peninsula Valdés reserve entrance and have the chance to watch Isla de Los Pájaros (Birds’ Island) returning to Puerto Madryn afterward.

Shared service with English speaking guide. The admission fee to Peninsula Valdés reserve is not included.

OPTIONAL: Whales Navigation

Return to Puerto Madryn

Lunch and dinner not included

Day 5 - PUERTO MADRYN - TRELEW - EL CALAFATE

Shared transfer to Trelew Airport for your next flight to El Calafate (FTE) (Flight not included)

Reception at El Calafate Airport and transfer in regular service to your hotel

3 nights of accommodation in a standard room at ALTO CALAFATE 4* - Breakfast Included.

Lunch and dinner not included

Day 6 - EL CALAFATE -ARGENTINO LAKE - EL CALAFATE

Full day Perito Moreno visit. Departure early in the morning to Los Glaciares National Park which is about 80 kilometers from El Calafate. During this trip we will be able to know beautiful places as The Andes, boarding the south shore of Argentino Lake. Then we cross Centinela and Mitre Rivers, arrive at the Rico Branch, and enter into Los Glaciares National Park.

Boarding the Rico Lake we start to see ice floating on the water until we can finally watch one of the most beautiful natural wonders declared as World Heritage by UNESCO. We stay in this place for a while and then return to El Calafate. Excursion in regular service with English speaking guide. Admission fee to Los Glaciares National Park not included

Lunch and dinner not included

OPTIONAL: 1-hour "Nautical Safari Navigation"

This navigation is realized by the rivers Sentry and Mitre, bordering on the Rich Lake we will begin to spy the floes floating on the water until finally, we will be able to appreciate the magnitude of this natural marvel that has been declared Humanity Heritage by UNESCO. Duration 1 hour approximately

Day 7 – EL CALAFATE - EL CHALTEN - EL CALAFATE

Full day El Chalten Experience: The tour starts at 7.30 am from El Calafate, taking the mythical Route 40 which skirts Lake Argentino to the Rio La Leona. We will go through the canyon of the same name "La Leona Canyon" and after 1.15 minutes of the ride, will take the old route to "LA LEONA hotel", almost a museum of Route 40 where you can drink coffee and eat pastries while enjoying the experience of going back in time at an old establishment of Patagonia.

Our journey continues along Lake Viedma, from where you will have magical views of the Viedma glacier, the lake, and the overwhelming presence of Cerro Fitz Roy. After a 3-hour drive, we reach the small Andean town called THE CAPITAL OF TREKKING. As soon as we reach El Chalten we make a stop at the Interpretation Center of the National Park.

After visiting the center of interpretation we will continue to "Chorrillo Leap" for a short guided walk, back to El Chalten, there will be time to visit the town and have lunch at a restaurant.

After lunch, we visit the town a bit more and around 17 will return to El Calafate

Shared service with English speaking guide

Meal options for lunch: Your choice of Box Lunch or a full meal with Patagonian lamb.

Dinner not included

Day 8 - EL CALAFATE - USHUAIA

Shared transfer to El Calafate Airport with English speaking guide, to embark on your flight to Ushuaia (USH) (Flight not included)

Reception at the airport of Ushuaia and shared transfer in English to your hotel

3 nights of accommodation in a standard room at ALTOS USHUAIA 3* - Breakfast included.

Lunch and dinner not included

Day 9 - USHUAIA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK - BEAGLE CHANNEL NAVIGATION - USHUAIA

Half-Day Tierra del Fuego National Park: Leaving Ushuaia city Southwest, we will travel through national route number 3, towards Tierra del Fuego’s National Park. Along the eleven kilometers that separate the entrance of the Park and the city of Ushuaia, we will make a stop near the Centro Hípico (Riding Club), where we will enjoy some excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia`s Peninsula, and Bridges`, Willie’s and Les Eclauriers’ Islands. After crossing River Pipo’s bridge, next to Ushuaia’s Golf Club, we will arrive at the End of the World Station. Those passengers that would like to board the End of the World train will be able to take that optional tour.

The rest of the group will await them at the end of the train trip. We continue our drive for 2 more kilometers and enter the National Park, an area reserved to protect the Subantarctic Forest and its native flora and fauna. From this spot, we will be able to take a glimpse of both the Redonda and Estorbo Islands. Through a path surrounded by Lenga forests and peats, we will reach Lake Roca, a glacier lake, with a surface of 5, 50 square kilometers, and framed by mountains and forests, where we can likely be able to see different native birds. We will have around 30 minutes time to be in the services area.

The last part of the excursion leads us to Lapataia Bay. Along the way, we will cross the Cormorants Islands, get to see other peats, and also visit a beaver dam. Once in Lapataia Bay, besides the marine coast, rich in mollusks and mussels, we will find traces of the ancient native settlers that used to live in the region. We will have some time to walk through the footbridge, from which we will be able to take photographs and enjoy the feeling of being at the end of the world. From this spot, the end of National Route number 3, we will begin our journey back to the city of Ushuaia Excursion in regular service with English speaking guide. Admission fee to Tierra del Fuego National Park not included.

PM 3 hours Beagle Channel Navigation; We begin the navigation from the Touristic Pier of our city, towards the Beagle Channel, enjoying as we move away from the coast, a panoramic view of Ushuaia`s coast, sightseeing the most important buildings, such as the Maritime Museum (Old Prison), the End of the World Museum, the industrial area, and Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos.

We sail Southwest, approaching the Sea lions` Island, where, from the ship, we will be able to enjoy the sight of sea lions' specimens, watching them interact with their permanent environment in the wonderful scenery. We continue the navigation towards Bird Island, the habitat of the Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants, and also a privileged area to spot specimens of the marine fauna.

Then we sail towards the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago with the same name, where the Mount Cervantes vessel wrecked in the year 1930. The return will be through Paso Chico, sighting Estancias Tunnel and Fique (Farmhouses), heading back to Ushuaia while enjoying the view of the imposing frame that Mount Martial its glacier gives to the city.

Transfers Hotel / Port/ Hotel in regular service. Navigation in regular service with Spanish – English speaking guide on board. Port tax not included

Lunch and dinner not included

Day 10 - USHUAIA - FAGNANO LAKE - ESCONDIDO LAKE - USHUAIA

Full-day 4WD Lakes Off-Road: This is one of our most fun and intense excursions, where you can get to know the behind the Southern Andes. It is suitable for all types of travelers and is quite different from conventional excursions. Spend a day relaxing and having fun, experiencing an off-road ride. Get into the adventure as you enjoy the beautiful landscapes. From the Andes Range, we will catch sight of Escondido Lake, a little wonder hidden deep into a valley.

Then, the giant and marvelous Fagnano Lake, which will be the center of our day. The fun and enjoyment do not depend on the climate, as we will go through the woods and river, covered in snow and ice, riding a Land Rover Defender, among trees and bordering a lake with unique sights.

The experienced guide, food, and Argentinean Malbec wines shared with travelers from all parts of the world will add up to a unique experience. You will also enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view of Fagnano Lake from inside our own shelter. This adventure is suitable for every traveler who wishes to have fun and break free from everything, getting deep into a forest beyond explanation. Excursion in regular service with English speaking guide Recommendation: Comfortable clothes and shoes so as to move around the rough and wet environment.

Lunch during excursion: Choripan + Asado with salad, dessert. Beverages Included: Wine, Sodas, Agua Mineral, mineral water. Vegetarian Menu: please request in advance

Dinner not included

Day 11 - USHUAIA - BUENOS AIRES

Shared transfer out in English to embark on our flight to Buenos Aires (BUE)

Reception at the Jorge Newbery Domestic Airport and transfer in private service without a guide to your hotel

1 night of accommodation in a superior room at PESTANA HOTEL 4* - Breakfast included

Lunch and dinner not included

Day 12 - BUENOS AIRES - BACK HOME

Private transfer out driver only to the international airport (EZE) for your flight back home.

End of our services

General Conditions

Prices per person in American dollars in double room

Subject to changes

Subject to availability

Price Includes:

Breakfast at all hotels

Transfers and excursions as detailed in the program

Dinner with tango show and regular Transfers at Tango Porteño

Lunch or box lunch during El Chalten excursion

Lunch during Lagos Off-Road excursion

Price Does Not Include:

Admission fees at national parks mentioned

Port tax at Ushuaia for navigation Beagle Channel

Ticket for the train of the End of the World at Ushuaia during the visit to the National Park

Meals not mentioned

Extras at hotels

Air tickets

Tips at hotels, porters, restaurants

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